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Holly Jolly X'masu

Feb 27, 2022

Welcome to episode 44 of Holly Jolly X'masu! In this episode, in honor of Black History Month, I’ll be discussing Chris Hart’s 2015 album “Christmas Hearts – Winter Gift.”

Christmas Hearts - Winter Gift - 2015

As I mentioned in the episode, Chris Hart’s journey from his early life in California to his success in Japan is a wonderful and inspiring story. I really enjoyed learning more about him, and I hope you found him as interesting as I did.

I’ve been behind schedule all month for a variety of reasons. As I was writing and recording this episode, the Ukrainian invasion was starting. After I had started editing, I decided that, until the war ends, I’ll be donating 50% of any Ko-fi donations or Redbubble sales I receive to help support the people of Ukraine. I’ll mention it in my next episode and in social media.

Join me back here next month for a pair of albums by Iruka. She got her start as a folk singer and is also known for her children’s books. On the 11th, I’ll be covering her 1977 album, “From the Bohemian Forest.” Then on the 25th, I’ll be discussing her 1990 album, “Noel – Fantastic Winter Story.” She’s a wonderful singer and I’m sure you’ll enjoy them.

As always, any feedback on this episode would be appreciated. If have any suggestions, or if you’d like to recommend a song or album for a future episode, drop me a line and let me know.

Remember, I've added a button to my Ko-fi page. If you'd like to support me one cup of coffee at a time, a donation is only $3. I’ve also opened a Redbubble store. I only have a couple designs up, but keep an eye on it as I’ll be trying to add more. Any proceeds or donations received will be put towards purchasing new Japanese Christmas music to review for future episodes. You can also find me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. And if you get a chance, leave me a review on iTunes. Thanks!